“I don't know. Maybe today should just be about Susannah, and family. Maybe we should wait (Han 103-104).”
Propels The Action By...
“Everything just stopped. I looked across the table, at my mother. Her face was ashen (Han 106).”
"You're returning that ring, Isabel (Han 110)."
“Mr. Fisher had already checked inside twice: Conrad wasn't there... “I haven't heard anything new (Han 98)."
Belly (Left) and her fiance Jeremiah (Right) are deciding if they should tell their parents that they're engaged to each other. Belly thought it was a terrible idea because she wouldn't know if their parents would approve of it, while Jeremiah really wanted to tell everyone as soon as possible. This leads on to later problems when it actually comes time to explain the news.
So he wasn't coming after all (Han 98).”
Belly and Jeremiah finally decide that they will tell their parents, even though Belly still knows its a bad idea they decide to say it anyways. Once Jeremiah breaks the news everyone is in terrible shock. Everyone freezes, their dinner didn't continue they just paid and left. This propels the action because the tension was risen after the news.
Propels The Action By...
“My plane had been delayed, and even though I’d done eighty the whole way to Cousins, I was still late (Han 99).”
After all the commotion everyone leaves and gets in the car because everyone is disappointed. Belly knew she would get in trouble and she didnt get the chance to say bye to Jeremiah, or else if she did she probably would be in more trouble. Right when Belly got in the car her mother alarmed her that she doesnt like the idea and she has to give back the ring.
"My mother swept Conrad into her arms (Han 102)."
Belly (Middle) and her mother (Left) and Jeremiah's (Middle) family were going to Susannahs funeral whoms is Jeremiahs and Conrad's mother. When they were attending they were hoping that Conrad would have came because hes apart of the family to. But turns out he never ended showing up whenever they checked.
The ceremony has started and still no Conrad, but after awhile Conrad ended up arriving, he was late because his plane was late. Conrad wouldn't miss his mothers funeral, his mother was one of the most important things to him. This propels the action because Conrad did end up showing up unlike everyone thought he wouldnt.
Right after the ceremony was over Conrad ran into Jeremiah, and that was when the whole family realized that Conrad was indeed there at his mothers funeral. Everyone was cheerful that he was there, everyone was glad to know that Conrad didn't bale on Susannah and did attend her funeral after all they've been thought.